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CNN Money, February 19, 2014, Wednesday

CNN Money 

February 19, 2014, Wednesday

CNN Money (full article)

As college professors lose earning power, unions gain appeal

On Tuesday, faculty members at the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike for the first time ever as part of a two-day walkout aimed at securing a union contract and increased wages.
The growing number of faculty with union representation reflects "the change in the professional positions at universities," says Risa Lieberwitz, professor of labor and employment law at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Universities have become "more corporate in the way they structure themselves," she says, which has resulted in fewer permanent tenure-track positions and more inexpensive, flexible non-tenure-track instructors.